Minnie Wilma Johnson
April 6, 1924 – February 12, 2020
NORTHPORT - Minnie Wilma Parr Johnson of Northport, Alabama, died February 12, 2020 at the age of 95. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, February 17, 2020, at Memory Chapel Funeral Home with Pastor Charles Lenn and Rev. Nelson White officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Hill Gardens with Memory Chapel Funeral Home and Cremations, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. She was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Johnson; and an infant son, John Cecil Johnson; parents, John Walter and Estelle Howard Parr; brothers, Howard Parr, Willie Booth Parr, Ervin S. Parr and Charles Parr; and sisters, Louise Payne, Josephine Duncan and Estelle Eubank. Survivors include her children, George Johnson of Seminole, Fla., Sue Hughes (James) of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Pete Johnson (Bonnye) of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Linda Johnson of Center Point, Ala.; grandchildren, Nicole Johnson, Scott Johnson, Susan Bachle, Barry Hughes, Chad Johnson, Jean-Ann Craft; great-grandchildren, Ava Baker, Anna Bachle, Noah Bachle, Brandon Hughes, Emma Kate Johnson, Shelby Johnson, Jake Johnson, Landan Sartain and Hannah Sartain; brothers, Jack Parr, Pat Parr; sister, Mary Anna Parr; and numerous nieces and nephews. Minnie grew up in Greensboro, Ala. She moved to Tuscaloosa when she and Johnny married in 1942. They enjoyed 59 years of marriage with the majority spent in Northport where she raised her four children and enjoyed numerous friendships. Ms. Minnie, Granny, as she was so fondly called by so many was a godly woman and wonderful mother (always putting her children first) wife, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a wonderful cook and always had something prepared and ready to share if anyone came by for a visit. This was her way of welcoming one into her home and showing she cared. She was a talented seamstress and worked for many years in several garment factories in the area. She retired as a bookkeeper for Dairy Fresh Corporation in Tuscaloosa. After her retirement, she enjoyed doing food demos in local grocery stores. Along with her high work ethics, she was a faithful member of the First Assembly of God on Skyland Blvd. She deeply loved her church and was a faithful member for more than 65 years. She truly missed her church family when dementia took away her ability to attend church any longer. She spent her last years living at Crimson Village. She was living at Glen Haven Health and Rehab the last year of her life after a fall prevented her from living without nursing care. Her family is so appreciative of the love and care she received from the caregivers and staff during this time. Strength and honor are her clothing, and she shall rejoice in time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom and teaching of kindness on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and eateth not the bread of her idleness. Her children arise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all. Proverbs 31: 25-30. Pallbearers will be Chad Johnson, Landan Sartain, Breck Bachle, Wallace Johnson, Bobby Johnson, Terry Payne, Ronnie Payne, and Donald Parr. Honorary pallbearers are members of First Assembly of God, residents of "The Tides" and staff and caregivers of Crimson Village and Glen Haven Health and Rehab, Rev. and Mrs. Charles Lenn, Leroy and Juanice Smith, Marshall Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Johnson, Dr. and Mrs. Carrel Anderson, and Sue Parker.
- Visitation Monday, February 17, 2020
- Celebration of Life Monday, February 17, 2020
- Committal Service Monday, February 17, 2020